by: Victor Suarez
Aaron Boone is the current manager of the New York Yankees. He is a former Major League Baseball player who played in the MLB for 13 seasons from 1997 to 2009. He played for the Cincinnati Reds, Cleveland Indians, Florida Marlins, Houston Astros, and New York Yankees. Boone is best known for hitting a walk-off home run in Game 7 of the 2003 ALCS against the Boston Red Sox. He is the son of former major league catcher Bob Boone.
He was drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in the third round of the 1994 MLB draft. He made his major league debut with the Reds in 1997. He played for the Reds for two seasons before being traded to the Cleveland Indians in 1999. He played for the Indians for two seasons before being traded to the Florida Marlins in 2001. He played for the Marlins for one season before being traded to the Houston Astros in 2002. He played for the Astros for two seasons before being traded to the New York Yankees in 2003.
Boone played for the Yankees for five seasons. He was an All-Star in 2003. He hit a walk-off home run in Game 7 of the 2003 ALCS against the Boston Red Sox. The Yankees won the World Series that year. Boone retired from baseball after the 2009 season.
After retiring from baseball, Boone became a broadcaster for ESPN. He worked as an analyst for ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball and Baseball Tonight. In 2017, he was hired as the manager of the New York Yankees. He is the 19th manager in Yankees history.